Velocity members can now redeem points for hotel stays

Sally McMullen 21 February 2017 NEWS

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Velocity gives frequent flyers the opportunity to redeem their points for stays at more than 465,000 hotels and resorts worldwide.

Virgin Australia's 7 million Velocity frequent flyers can now redeem their hard-earned points for luxury hotel stays. While you could previously earn points on hotel bookings, Velocity's new accommodation booking service lets frequent flyers spend their points at over 456,000 hotels and resorts around the world.

You have the option to redeem your points to cover the total cost of the accommodation or you can use Velocity Points + Pay to use a combination of points and cash to book your next hotel stay. As well as saving your points, the opportunity to earn 3 points per $1 spent on any cash component of your booking is another silver lining of using Points + Pay. A minimum of 4,000 Velocity Points is required to pay with points and cash, though.

Powered by Kaligo Travel Solutions, you can redeem your points for hotel stays via hotels.velocityfrequentflyer.com. You can use the site to browse your accommodation options based on destination, date range, room type as well as hotel star ratings or the best accommodation for families, couples, singles or business travellers. You can also tailor your comparison based on the ratio of cash to points you’d like to use.

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Once you’ve selected your accommodation, you can confirm your booking and spend the points immediately online. Just make sure to have your Velocity number and password handy to log in to your account to confirm the booking.

The launch of Velocity’s hotel rewards service is in direct competition with Qantas Hotels, which allows you to redeem your points for Classic Hotel Rewards or use points plus pay to book accommodation with over 188,000 hotels.

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